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states have passed restrictive voter id laws and several others have tried. in texas, who is voter id law was challenged by the justice department in court today, texas classifies its law as an emergency legislation so that they can rush it through before the election. in texas, a gun permit is a valid voter id. but a university-issued identification is not. hum, wonder who that benefits. the republican argument is that well, everybody has a driver's license or you should have to showed an id to cash a check. why wouldn't you require one to vote? now, that wouldn't be so bad if the list of valid ids weren't so limited in so many of these states. as an example, many investigatorserly people or those who live in cities, people of all economic classes don't have driver's licenses. birth certificates. well 48% of women, those who change their name for marriage don't have a birth certificate with their current lem name in most states, you have to call for a copy of your birth certificate voting rights act declared paying to vote is unconstitutional. some sta
this race is going to come down to battleground states -- >> and texas is a loss, i agree with you. >> yeah well exactly. be -- no i -- the other thing i'm thinking -- chris i'm going -- because fox news would run that footage 24-7. he is president of the black people, look at him talking to the black people, and the black people are cheering. >> yeah. i don't know although bill press made the point that there is nothing on the president's schedule, which usually means he is taking a trip to some clandestine place. >> oh. >> he may be making a trip overseas or something. so can't do it. romney says the think he did make inroads with black voters -- >> computer says naaa. >> he said i spoke to a number of african american leaders, even ones that are not in sports. >> he is so tall and black, he must be in sport. >> i spoke with a number of african american leaders after the event, and they say a lot of folks don't want to say they are not going to be voting for barack obama, but that are disappointed, at the end of my speech having a standing ovation was genero
that republican governors ought to be looking at that poll and moving on, too. some southern governors like texas' rick perry wants to vote no on obama-care in his own way. but those governors their version is to secede from healthcare, and they're just dancing for the tea party. i know that. here's my prediction. all those governors, they will all opt in eventually. why? opting out is going to end their political careers. let's use rick perry as an example since he's threaten to go mess with texas. under obama-care most of texas' 6 million uninsured are going to get access to healthcare and federal aid. but that rational argument does not appeal to tea partyers like perry, turning down federal money is a badge of honor for them. but texans are still going to pay for healthcare reform. turning down the medicaid expansion means rejecting $76.3 billion in texas alone for five years. so texans are still going to pay billions in federal medicare taxes, but those texans are not going to get any of the benefits. does rick perry really want to campaign on that? does he want to tell texans, yeah you're g
paul and rick perry in the mix, and interesting that both those requests come from texas since that's where the president was campaigning yesterday. mr. obama says he wants to be a pioneer of insourcing rather than the outsourcing pioneer he has lamed romney. the romney camp painted the president as non-american and called things policies foreign and john sununu said the president doesn't understand america. more with bill back int after the break and more in chat. see you there. few others are going. >>it doesn't get anymore real than this. >>occupy! >>we will have class warfare. >>i'm being violated by the health-care system. >>we're patrolling the area looking for guns, drugs, bodies. >>we go in and spend a considerable amount of time getting to know the people and the characters that are actually living these stories. >>the award winning series "vanguard" only on current tv. we know that back to school time means back to school germs. that's why lysol partners with schools all across the country providing resources designed to help teach healthy habits. so make
home state of texas. he is going to turn down the affordable care act money that his citizens would get to enjoy if he actually accepted it. it will cost his own citizens billions of dollars, but rick perry says this. >> we have some of the finest health care in the world, i mean some incredible healthcare facilities in this country, so the idea that this federal government -- which doesn't like texas to begin with to pick and choose and come up with data to say that texas has the worst health care system in the world is just false on its face. >> it is not the worst in the world. it is the worst in the united states. here let me show you the states here. this would be the amount of states -- oh look at this, the number of people insured, the percentages are pretty good up top. but, oh, here is number 50 texas. now if you are a donor to rick perry, you don't care because you are rich. you don't care about the 26% of the population that doesn't have insurance. but over a quarter of the population not in great shape would be helped tremendously. that's 6.6 milli
to texas saying we don't want to participate in the healthcare reform act even if the federal government showers us with money. rick scott was an executive of a company mireed in healthcare fraud while he was there. what is his logic? >> he's trying to force poor people to go to his healthcare clinics and hand over whatever money they have over to him. it's just naked cruelty and corruption. nothing more than that. it's something that is becoming more and more closely associated with the right wing and the republican party every day. >> eliot: i'm glad to see congressman, you have not lost your capacity to go right to the matter. pull in punches. call it as you see it. something that endeared to you many but not everyone who was the target of your slings and arrows and forthright comments. the question, and we've had this conversation just a few minutes ago with one of your former colleagues. when the 20% goes to the hospital and gets care, who pays for it? >> the fact is that they can't get that care. if you have cancer, there is no hospital in the country that is going to give you free
. it makes sense. but then, you have a guy like republican texas governor rick perry come along and say something like this: >> texas wasn't going to be a part of it expanding socializing of our medicine. so we are not going to participate in exchanges. we are not going to expand medicaid. we are just for the going to be a part of, again socializing health care in the state of texas. >> so in addition to losing out on billions in money to cover their uninsured, texas is going to lose $17,000,000,000 in special federal funds that would support hospitals who care for the uninsured. and their hospitals are going to get slammed. nearly 1 in 4 texans are uninsured, the most in the nation. now, 6 republican governors have decided not to take the health care money, not to opt in including texas and florida, two of the biggest states in the nation. in total, nearly 4 million people from those 6 states will lose health care coverage by their failure to opt in. joying me to discuss the predictament for hospitals in particular is bruce siegel, the ceo of the nati
there is some conversation and to the outcome. but there are legal challenges texas in particular. the brennan center is involved in the challenge in texas. >> they cut back on voting rights all across the country. a lot of them have been blocked or blunted this year. a lot of these voteer i.d. laws violate the voter right act. the justice department looked at it and said these acts cannot go forward because they take votes away from people of color latino blacks. there was a trial last week in federal court where the justice department argued in texas and we were in that case with them and we think this will prove that many, many people and the state didn't have a good answer to how they could vote. >> eliot: if in texas you can vote, this will take one state off the map where there is a hurdle to vote. pennsylvania is a real concern. this may not be an easy or immediate challenge. >> pennsylvania is a big key state in any presidential election. they recently just passed their law. it is being put into effect right before the election. the philadelphia inquirer looked at this and said somethi
in pennsylvania, significant numbers in texas. there are legal troubles as well there is a trial question questioning it, is there way we can strike toes these statutes down? >> only in certain places. the reason why the challenge is going on here in texas where we have our national convention and in south carolina is because they're covered by section 5 of the voting rights act that requires any changes to the time place or manner in which an election is carried out because of their previous bad behavior disenfranchiseed so many because of race and other differences, they have to make sure that they go through the justice department voting right section. the justice department determined through their research if we pass our allow these particular programs to be implemented in texas and in south carolina, that those billions of americans as we mentioned earlier would not be able to vote and as a carry out of that, very well we know it has to be stopped. the law provides that protection. but section 5 is not covered throughout the country. it's only covered in those states that has an est
, then texas officials are making pregnant women powerless. that brings us to our number of the day. 39.38. that's the section in the proposed new rules for the texas department of health and human services. it says that doctors cannot even tell their patients about abortions. caregivers can lose state funds if they mention that abortion is an option, or if they say where one can be performed. a woman cannot talk about to her own physician about a perfectly legal medical procedure. this policy mandates less knowledge and less medical help, and interferes with the relationship between a doctor and patient in a grotesque way. simply put it endangerers the well-being of the mother. texas often likes to keep government out of the way of business. well, what goes on in a doctor's office is personal business, and government needs to get out. >>it's the place where democracy is supposed to be the great equalizer, where your vote is worth just as much as donald trump's. we must save the country. it starts with you. v it's go time! >>every weeknight cenk uygur calls out the mainstream media.
and texas, the obama campaign president obama is not likely to be very engaged in getting out votes. he is going to win california. it's going to win new york. it's going to win illinois. but we have to run up the ask the court in those states. >> that's why we recuted just the best candidates that you can imagine. there is an unquenchable thirst the american people have among ideology and ideas. not for problems but solution. we recruited people who have proven records of solutions, of delivering for their communities. >> well, and one of the races actually that you are focusing on is omney beara fighting an independent who beat him last time. he was on the show a few weeks ago. take a license. >> your district, though is getting flooded, i understand with super p.a.c. money and this was true last time. how hard is it to get your message out when such big guns are aimed at you? >> you know what? karl rove came in at the end of the last campaign and won the election for dan lundgren. we think that's going to happen again. >> what can you do congressman,
business 12,347 hector garcia works for cws guns the largest seller of assault rifles in el paso texas. hector believes that the government's new regulations are unamerican. >> 1776 they said, hey, you have the right to keep and bear arms. no government intervention. they didn't say anything about throwing out paperwork. >> does it concern you at all that so many people are killed by american god bless you? >> you feel bad as a person because someone got killed. >> but that not stop you from selling the guns? >> no. >> why? >> it's america, why not? >> cenk: i mean, there it is in a nutshell. i'm in america. they found some reason to be able to sleep at night. why not, i want to make money. >> exactly. you have to remember ever since this assault weapons ban lifted these things have been flying off the shelves. the nra loves nothing more than to scare people into thinking that one day they may not be able to buy ar 15s which is the civilian equivalent of m-16 which is issued to all military. they fly off the shelves, and they buy more and more, and it's big business. >> cenk: this is w
vote. they have a very strong case. in other states, their state voter i.d. laws such as texas and south carolina, those laws are being challenged by the justice department under the voting rights act. the voting right acts says you cannot pass laws that make it hard for minorities to vote. if you pass these laws, they have to get them approved in advance by the experts at the civil rights division. they said wait a minute there, is clear evidence that hundreds of thousands of latino and black voters, much more than the white community, would be affected. >> eliot: that's because they're covered by the voter rights act from prior history. >> under section 5 which applied originally to the states that were oppressing minority voting rights in the 1960s. the state of texas governor rick perry said, oh, the answer is the voting right act is inconstitutional. we don't need it any more. it's hold history. but they would have a better argument if they do in the keep passing laws that would make it heart to vote. >> eliot: rick perry was going to include the justice department--michae
♪ ] [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> stephanie: good morning billy in texas. >> caller: hey steph you really just disarm me with that song. >> stephanie: that's why i do it. >> that's clever. >> stephanie: it's hard to get back to you're talking point. >> caller: have you ever wonder idea there is not a lot of gun debacles like that in texas? >> stephanie: why there are no gun debacles in texas. >> oh, there have been mass shootings in texas. >> caller: stand by and admit. every time one of these knuckle heads dye their hair in orange and pink we symptom them. >> stephanie: it's hair color. >> caller: let's not go there. >> you do preemptive violence. let's hurt them before they might hurt someone else. >> caller: vigilante. >> it is a vigilant any thing that you're talking about. >> caller: really, really? >> stephanie: that's grounds for assault if someone dyed--what are you, the mitt romney of texas? >> caller: would it have been better if we vigilantized that guy or he shot everybody up. >> are you just making stuff up, or do you really go and beat up people who you think might hurt people down the roa
-mails in from texas. he didn't like our comment about people not having internet. we talked about related to the olympics, they can watch it online. you sounded elitist to me. you need to travel outside of d.c. for awhile where there are poor democratic constituents. it is true. some people do not have internet access but that -- >> that number is shrinking at an alarming rate. people are getting internet. >> bill: every day. >> 2012. >> bill: and frank says liberalism is a mental disorder. and by the way, he says how are things in detroit? i don't know. ever since that progressive talk radio station in detroit dropped the "bill press show," i don't care. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, what do you say? hello, everybody. it is tuesday july 31. good to see you today. welcome to the "full court press." your new morning show on current tv. good to be with you as we bring you the news of the day. wherever it is happening here in our nation's capital around the country or around t
nazi low riders, the northern structure, the texas syndicate and the black guerrilla family. but unlike street gangs, prison gangs don't even admit that they exist and don't let the tens of thousands of inmates that they control talk about them either. >>the mexican mafia, if you ask any inmate, what's the mexican mafia, they're going to tell you, "what are you talking about, i never even heard of that." >>does that go for all the other prison gangs in addition to the mexican mafia? >>the majority of them, yes. (laura) so the best way to get information is by going to what's known as a drop-out yard. so you can see that there are more people out on this yard and that's because this yard houses gang drop-outs. >>you're going to see blacks and whites talking. you'll see 'em, they play basketball in a mixed forum. i mean, you can see 'em, even out on the handball court, you see a hispanic and a black. so you'll see them talking more than you would on any other yard. (laura) but even here, it can be hard to get a conversation going. do you mind if we talk with you? >>i do
, there is a constitutional challenge in texas to the dodd-frank act. pretty much the same as health care. and now because conservatives have salted the bench for the last 25 years. >> exactly right. charlie we're asking everyone who calls in why they are proud to be an american. and of all the means about president obama what is -- >> right wing means -- >> oh, right-wing? >> right-wing. >> i think the whole socialist thing has really been amusing to me. suddenly anything you take from the government -- anything that the government gives including that which you take is socialism. >> yes, you didn't realize how many fox viewers don't know what socialism is. >> i got to know the last socialist major of a major american city. he is one of the people alice cooper refers to in "wane's world." >> that's right. he was the last of two. he said when i got elected socialism was having a freaking fire department. >> right. >> it was filling the potholes. >> right. >> and at this point we're slid all the way back to that. they are saying they don't need public libraries in louisiana. when did w
, with the exception of texas last week which i still don't understand, other than getting whatever cash you can out of texas. right? texas is just not going to be in play. but i looked because we all receive the schedule yesterday for the president's travel, i think monday and tuesday or tuesday and wednesday of next week it's going back to nevada back to california. >> that's just to get the cash. california is pretty safe. but up to oregon up to washington and then to louisiana. >> well. >> of all places. >> the events next week are not your typical campaign rallies. the event in reno is a speech to the vfw, which is just, you know, one of the key points of his. >> that's right. >> veterans. >> new orleans is the urban league? >> new orleans is the urban league so that sort of touches another base. in virginia and florida, for sure he needs as big or as close to the african-american turnout as he had in 2008 to combat some erosion of his popularity elsewhere. >> were there any otrs yesterday? we are talking with reid epstein from politico here on -- political r
-- what's his name? louie gohmert republican of texas, he was condemning him for suggesting that the massacre could have been averted if movie-goers had been armed. >> idiot. >> stephanie: he had said -- >> shooting in the dark randomly at everyone else. >> stephanie: it does make me wonder with all of the people in the theatre was there no one that was carrying, it could have stopped this guy. >> he's wearing full body armor. no one else in the theatre was. >> stephanie: mayor bloomberg. >> the bottom line is if we had fewer guns, we would have a lot fewer murders. it is time for both of them to be held accountable. >> stephanie: to arm everybody and have the wild west is one of the more nonsensical things. >> even in tombstone they banned people carrying guns into saloons. >> stephanie: guns and alcohol, when has that been a bad idea? >> in arizona they reinstated that. you can take a gun into a bar. >> stephanie: along with your baby. >> look at you! you have a baby! in a bar! >> stephanie: do you really
events in texas today as mitt romney hosts a rally in pennsylvania. in advance of romney's visit the obama campaign is airing a new ad in the keystone state. it again hits romney on his tax returns and is called makes you wonder. >> mitt romney has used every trick in the book. romney admits that over the last two years he's paid less than 15% in taxes on $43 million in income. makes you wonder if some years he paid any taxes at all. >> nothing we haven't heard before but new polling would suggest these types of ads against romney are working in swing states. even big-name republicans are admitting romney is probably hiding something in his tax returns. pennsylvania already leads toward obama. >> we know presidential candidates aren't legally required to release their returns. there is still a long history of doing so. tax history project director joseph thorndike has traced the tradition back to nixon and found candidates consistently started releasing their returns in the early '70s. of course, there are a
-stated health insurance exchange. in texas -- it was ranked worst in the country for healthcare delivery, has the highest rate of uninsured in the nation. >> the texas medicaid threshold right now is something like 20% of poverty level. so it would not only be a huge expansion of coverage in texas, but also an incredible infusion of money. it's 50 something-billion dollars to texas over the next five years if they participated in this expanded medicaid. so that is a lot of money that governor perry is saying hospitals, we're not going to let you have this money. all of the providers in the state. so that will be an interesting issue for him to turn down $50 billion over five years, and to say basically in your face you don't get covered. >> that really -- i mean this is just to spite obama isn't it? republican governors and people will die -- >> i'm going to still my constituents. that will show them. >> yeah, people will die. and the providers will suffer. a lot of the hospitals will still have to cover them and there's an easy solution and the only other thing with the
tonight in "the war room." >> jennifer: the crowd at president obama's rally in san antonio, texas today had a message for his opponent yelling "show us your taxes"! and as we've reported, it is not just democrats. there is a growing chorus of republicans clamoring for mitt romney to release his tax returns already! and romney's response? he's just not into it. in fact, 16 high-level republicans have recently called on him to show us his papers! today, ron paul and texas governor rick perry and -- where is ron paul, there he is hiding there. joined the party. take a listen. >> no matter who you are or what office you're running for you should be as transparent as you can be with your tax returns and other aspects of your life so that people have the appropriate ability to judge your background. >> jennifer: and yet mitt will not budge. he actually told the national review today "i'm simply not enthusiastic about giving them hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through distort and lie about." but the conservativ
it good for new york or cal or texas. >> it may be good for those individual states. those states elect legislatures to support that and elect governors who support that, but it doesn't make it good for the federal government as a whole. if you look at the approval, it might have changed but it's still upside down. >> eliot: you're talking about a process distinction. yes, i agree with you. it was a state that passed it, massachusetts passed it, but it had an individual mandate penalty or tax call it whatever you want. it says if you don't pay into the system system you must contribute. otherwise you're a free rider. the same comment that barack obama made for the whole nation. is there anything logically wrong with that argument let alone who passed it. >> the state of massachusetts was a small state. it had a balanced budgets and they were able to pay for that. we as a big country we don't have a balanced budget and we are are not able to pay for that. >> eliot: we will get closer to a balanced budget who people who are now free riders--this is mitt romney's logic--if you're a free ri
'm not wearing a badge. you see a pink flamingo? >> stephanie: richard from texas, doing a hernia test. how are you? >> caller: greetings from the libertarian paradox of texas. >> stephanie: hello. >> caller: what i would like to talk about today does anyone remember in '98, there was a huge scandal with the salt lake city olympic organizers about olympic -- international olympic committee members children getting free college tuition. >> oh! >> caller: does anyone remember that? >> there were a whole bunch of things wrong with the salt lake city -- [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> that scandal was one of the things that mitt romney claimed he came in came in and cleaned up. everybody said he did a good job doing it. he didn't do a spectacular job. they needed to raise $1.45 billion to do the olympics. at the point where he came in, they had already three years before the olympics actually kicked in, had a billion dollars in the coffers. they were going to meet their match point. they were going to have all of the funds. the
and it looks like there was a concerted effort to fort worth, texas the rate up or dan, that's another issue. >> we are peeling back the unions in what will be a conspiracy based on a conspiracy but we are now getting tangible evidence that regulator you see knew about this. why do you think that might have been? what's the current sense of what the regulatory involvement might have been? >> i think the regulatos, especially in 2008, may have been very concerned if libor soared, it would send a message to the rest of the community that those banks were in bigger trouble than people realized 689 they were happy to see some manipulation perhaps. my gut instinct was theny were happy. we should be clear to your viewers, the libor is the rate at which banks borrow from each other. it should be almost riskless. that was the rate that was set. i believe the regulators had a vested interest out of fear, out of desire to control the markets to see the rates lower than they could have been. if they were manipulating it, it was for the greater good. >> so they thought. they we
of texas republican, representative walter jones of north carolina. former mississippi governor haley barbour. listen mitt, to the members of your own party and shows us the money! so here to discuss his taxes -- not your taxes but mitt romney's taxes is former arizona republican congressman j.d. hayworth. j.d., glad to have you inside the "the war room." >> here we are! let's do battle. >> come on! no, i don't want to show you up. >> whoa! whoa! >> those are fightin' words. i know. democrats, though, are suggesting mitt romney should release his tax returns because the implication is that he's hiding something. do you think he's hiding something? >> not democrats. we saw a trio of my republican colleagues. sure i've got my son john micha here tonight. i'd like to think like father, like son. george romney released the records in '68. you know the obama media culture would say, there is something wrong with mitt, he actually made money that's inherently evil. but i see this as a prelude to the large campaign. and i'm glad you're seated, i actually agree with something president obama
football season starts you're going to see sold-out crowds in texas georgia, lsu, alabama. that sort of fanaticism. i think people will go on as usual, not necessarily without corruption. it doesn't serve any academy purpose. it simply does not. it's fun exciting, visceral, it serve no academic purpose. it is sucking all the air out of the room. >> eliot: it has gotten bigger than it's utility. you said at the top that the ncaa surprised put. what do you think caused them to pivot and act in a way that certainly their track record would not suggest. >> your show, shows all over the country, columnists all over the country, i think they felt that. to some degree they'll say it's almost cosmetic. the ncaa wants people to think that they're tough when there are so many problems with college football. my feeling cosmetic or not i think they heard the people. there were millions all over the country who were very very upset and offended indignant and shocked about what happened at penn state. the ncaa said forget precedence, forget all that, we have to take drastic action. and folks this
with the texas rangers, and that's what he really wanted. he ran for president because he couldn't be baseball commissioner. >> yeah. he should have stayed baseball commissioner. >> spare with from entitled rich boys with daddy issues. let's go to judy in florida. hi, judy. >> hi, steph. how are you doing? >> good. go ahead. >> i really enjoy your show but it's very funny everything that is going on, romney all of the gaffes, the stupidity, but, you know, i would draw everyone's at attention to we had another gaffe master in there for eight years -- >> yeah. it is only funny right up until he gets elected and then it is terrifying. >> right. we have voter suppression, machines that have never been fixed and that could -- and that plus the bundling the donations that put ads on he has got a propaganda network in fox news and plus 65% of the country has no critical thinking skills so that could put -- >> no, you are right. >> put him in office. >> you are absolutely right. that's what is terrifying judy you look at the polls and go how could this even be close? but you are absol
is building. roberto in houston texas. roberto, what do you say? >> obviously, he has lived a privileged life all of his life. >> you bent. >> he thinks he can just get away with this. just think if he were president. anybody that would give him a campaign contribution, this would be a wild west as far as, you know, the financial structure in this country. it would be one of the worst things that could ever happen. >> yeah. >> this guy feels like he can get away with anything. that will means anybody like him can get away with anything. >> sure. it would be total deregulation for anybody in the financial industry, in big business or whatever. they are the only people mitt romney cares about it. appreciate it. jay, from san sarnt savant a monica. >> good to hear you i think it's a adent for mitt romney but i think that the president, somebody in his administration needs to jump all over this thing right away and take them to the wood shed on it because i think if they let this thing drag out, try to make it an october surprise, fog is going to happen. >>
aren't waiting until then, and rick santorum tweeted that the chick-fil-a south lake texas was hoping when he stoppedded in fuel up before the tea party candidate ted cruz's rally. and it's not just chicken sandwiches, but others are getting involved. amazon gave $2.5 million in efforts of marriage equality efforts in washington state and other companies such as microsoft pooling general mills, starbucks they're all supporting lgbt causes. joining me now from new york is michaelmichelangelo signorile. thank you for being on "the war room." >> thank you for having me. >> is from your perspective i know this has been an issue on your show, as well, what is the gay marriage plank mean? >> well, the democratic party plank, the platform, is that wish list of what the party really would like to see sort of almost as a perfect america in its eyes. as we mow many things in the platform never come to pass. so i think it's simply the party saying we support the idea of gay marriage. we support the activists and the party are fighting for it, we property our president first and foremost, who doe
thought, republicans did you notice that, frank? >> that's news to me. >> john: the texas g.o.p. in their platform, they tried to ban critical thinking skills from being taught in the texas public schools. we're going to talk about that later in the show. i did a whole commentary on it on spitzer last week. they said critical thinking undermines parental authority. critical thinking undermines all authority. that's the point of critical thinking. it teaches you to challenge authority. being conservative too. if it wasn't for critical think we would all still be british and talking english. larry in virginia, you've been on hold for awhile. what's your favorite lie about the president? >> caller: it is not so much the lie, it is the obstructionist in congress i want to comment on. there are three leaders in congress so obstructionist toward the president right now they ought to be known as the axis of evil. >> john: who are they? >> eric kantor, my representative. john boehner and mitch mcconnell. >> joh
. >> you don't have to. liz is calling from red oak texas. what do you say. >> good morning. i am calling with regards your your question. it's not the issue? then what is mr. mcconnell? i say the issue is you have sold out the middle class to farma and big business. can you not make peace with them over thispharma and big business. can you not make peace with them over this i think his piece by piece fix with know details of the current medical situation in america is a piece by piece destruction of the middle class. >> i appreciate the comment, list. i mean it does come across arthur, doesn't it, as a disdain for or certainly not caring for the middle class by that comment? >> it was a really surprising comment. you would never expect to hear a politician, especially a real pro se that. but i think people really should look at what their alternative is with these high-risk pools in 35 states and cover 200,000 people. >> that's what they -- that was the center peace of the alternative law. there is a little pilot version of it in the affordable care act.
. >> rocky mountain mike. >> thank you rocky mountain mike. jay in texas you are on the "stephanie miller show." who's ipad is on? >> i have lots going on. >> all right. mr. apple boy. >> go ahead. >> or we're at the third floor for lingerie. hi, jay, sorry. >> how are you today, steph? >> good. go ahead. >> i am the official stephanie miller representative down here in the great red state of texas. >> oh, boy. >> i have a question and a comment. my comment is they know mitt romney is kind of a buffoon, so why don't they do like sarah palin and write his stuff on his hand. >> yes. you are a helper. >> he can't be a hawk dunce. you know what i mean? he -- that's why he is 2.0 kind of. they have a new level of dunce. instead of having it written his in hands, he probably has people in the crowd holding up key words. >> yes. however, perhaps he should have written his thoughts on his hands. >> no, his thoughts aren't worth writing down. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> right. >> in the same interview with brian williams. brian wandered if america's path will make it end up
raise tomorrow like going to austin which texas isn't a swing state as you know but he is going back, sensing money there. next week, there is a stop back in california, i think san jose so going back to silicon valley which actually is supporting him in this campaign more than new york, i think because i think new york is a little bit frustrated with him, too, wall street. >> amie parnes white house correspondent for the hill. thank you for coming in this morning. >> thank you. >> great conversation. great coverage of the white house and the obama campaign. by the way, you like the olympic uniforms? >> i mean the beret is a bit much. don't you think? >> i am okay with the b. re. >> you are a bere man, schuster? >> i can't stand a giant polo logo. we are going to talk about that at the top of the hour. peter, you are going to hear an ear-ful from me. >> i stand by ready to take it. >> this is the bill press show. there she is ! hey, i got a leak ! yoo hoo ! wait a minute, come back ! um, miss ? up here! right. like 85% of us you have hard water stains
. the texas rangers, new jersey yankees, washington nationals, pittsburgh pirates,la dodgers. >> nationals. i can't believe it. >> nationals, only lost two over three on the weekend. >> horrendously horrible. >> you know it was too hot. >> i am pulling for the nationals although i have been saying, i am fearing when they hit the brakes and they start to slide. >> shut up. >> i am afraid that this was -- i am hoping that this wasn't the type. >> no keep hope alive. they are going to take make it this year. daniel stone let's start off with the most important question of the day: do you have susways bank account? >> -- a swiss bank account? >> i might explore a run for president. no. i mean i haven't seen any statistics on how many americans do. i don't know if those statistics are kept by their very nature. but i suspect this is an issue that the romney campaign does not want to talk about for too long because of that exact issue. most people cannot relate. >> an the second question is: why we you have a swiss bank account? why does mitt romney have a swiss b
still alive and kicking. and gregory is calling from houston, in the great state of texas. the home of the george bush library, i believe. good morning, gregory. >> hello. how are you this morning? >> delightful. thank you for calling us. >> i think they really need to address how mitt romney continues to flip flop on so many different issues and purchased so many companies and then he turns around and sells them -- >> uh-huh. >> and puts so many people out of work. >> yes. >> and one of the things we don't need at this time is more unemployment. he is helping the unemployment rate. >> i agree. >> instead of trying to do things to put people to work. he is putting people out of work, and i think that's wrong. >> i agree with you, and i to thank you for the call. we have to hammer home to our republican or anti-evil friends which is number 1, yes, romney flips like a crack house mattress, he believed in climate change, and now disagrees with it -- the guy just changes positions like a very confused porn star. but bain capital was never about creating jobs for wo
lubbock, texas, and it's about as red as it can get here. and my husband is a lifetime member of the nra, which is his right, but right after this tragic shooting the next morning, 5:00 the phone rings, it's the nra calling us trying to get money out of us. and they are telling us not to politicize us. >> they call all the time. they send letters all the time. they want money all the time. they are a scam organization. >> and furthermore what do they need money for? they have just about every lawmaker in pocket? >> maybe to buy ammo -- >> listen, they are scams. they are a part -- i think they are a big, big, big part of the republican party. >> yep. >> and they are just -- they are ridiculous. they are shameless and -- you know -- i don't know what else to say about them, but they disgust me. >> thank you, rd. good point. now we're -- >> did you see what we should change the name of the show to -- >> no! >> the -- >> no! don't. don't. okay. i am not going to give it more credence. i can't share anything with you. [ laughter ] >> my god, we're going to get
live in texas. ron paul's district. and it sucks. between him and rick perry, i just don't know what we'll get for healthcare. ransom jones makes a good point. talking about free stuff in mitt romney gets a $70,000 deduction for his horse! which means as a taxpayer i'm helping him pay for that horse. and norm montgomery says bill, i'm an old dodger. i was around when reagan told the suckers on accepting trickle down crumbs. democrats need to alter the words and make it dribble down economics. then ask voters every day hey how's that dribble down thing working out for you? i like that, norm. sounds like sarah palin doesn't it? >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." where to dump their trash. [ laughter ] [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: good morning everybody. what do you say? it is thursday, july 12. so good to see you today. welcome to the "full court press" here on current tv where we bring you up to date on the big stories of the day in our nation's capital where you'll find us right here on capitol h
in texas. hey, deb welcome. >> caller: hi. i'm a new listener and new democratic -- well, new democrat as of '04. >> all right. >> caller: my husband is so thankful. i have two points that i was going to make. first on the bain mess. excuse me, i've been multitasking. like mitt said. mitt hit the fan. >> stephanie: are you engaging in private equity while you're talking to me. what are you doing? >> caller: cleaning like he's trying to do. what i was wondering on the bain thing, ann herself said that mitt went back and forth between the olympics and bain capital. that he fluctuated back and forth. now if he didn't do that, then she's a liar now. also he said he would release two tax returns. we've only gotten one. the other one is in the process of being scrubbed at the moment. >> stephanie: debra he says that's all that's necessary for you. for little people to understand his finances. >> caller: we're talking about 2010. 2011 is being scrubbed. >> stephanie: yeah. the whole thing is suspicious, deb
% of americans a tax cut. texas is fighting the department of justice over their voter i.d. laws and a lot of other stuff to talk about today which will not only get into but give you a chance to join the conversation by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. it is a two-way street here. you join the conversation any time. take your seat at the table by giving us a call and saying hello to our whole team here. got a great line-up starting with team press. peter ogborn, dan henning. >> hey hey hey. >> good morning. >> bill: videographer cyprian bowlding. almost relaxed. carol and i ate outside. didn't have to crank up the air. 85 degrees. and? >> i was just going to say, you know how you see -- you don't see the monitor when you say hello to cyprian. he just put up a sign saying happy anniversary to his wife. [ laughter ] >> bill: isn't that nice? >> oh, gosh. good for him. >> bill: happy anniversary. >> yes indeed. >> bill: how many years? >> how many years, cyp? >> two years. >> two years. >> bill: oh, get out. >
in texas. hey, lynn, welcome. >> caller: hi, how are you? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: my husband and i were speaking to the guy who answered the phone and my husband are very much at odds about guns. now i don't mind him having them but he's got a whole safeload of them but he does hunt. but we are in agreement about one thing and that is that he does not think that it is necessary to have weapons that empty a clip of 100 bullets in like ten seconds. >> stephanie: yep. and you know who thinks that a lot, lynn is military vets i've talked to. even the military doesn't have 100 round drums. >> caller: he is annex -- he put 20 years in as a pilot. he's a pilot for southwest airlines. >> stephanie: oh wow. >> caller: but he does hunt. i mean he goes to africa and everything. i'm not -- i don't like waking up and having all of the animals staring at me. but i figure it is -- >> better not go to stephanie's house then. >> stephanie: they're alive. my animals are alive. >> you've got your dog staring at you. >> stephani
of crews coming from as far as texas and canada headed toward you folks to do the restoration. now the trick is to figure out where the damage is the most severe. and try to direct those crews right at those areas and frankly, when the damage is as widespread as what you've seen, you can imagine how difficult it is to get those crews right on to the work as quickly as possible. and prioritize to get to everybody in a timely fashion. it is just a matter of the magnitude of the devastation from what we can see down here. >> bill: matt olearczyk is with the electric power research institute. matt, i want to come back to the idea of the overall electric grid nationwide which i saw is pretty reliable and in pretty good shape. i've heard and seen reports that we need to upgrade that system. but taking your word for it, i also see that epri, you in particular, i guess, have talked about one way to monitor the health of this -- of the grid would be the use of drones? >> yeah, well specifically, the idea would be to use unmanned
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